William Abner is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has been an avid gamer since the days of Space Invaders and Pong. He has worked in the gaming industry as a member of the media since 1996, first as the founder of The Gaming Nexus website and then as Managing Editor for GamePen.com. He then served as an Associate Editor for Computer Games Magazine until the birth of his daughter, Ashley, in the fall of 2000. Since then, he has worked out of his home near Columbus, Ohio as a freelance writer for Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy.com, and GameShark.com. He also helps run a sports-gaming blog at http://www.sportsgamer.blogspot.com.